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Crazy Gigantic Bug Sculptures Stalk Botanic Garden

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We've never been to the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, but these gigantic and kind of terrifying sculptures of bugs (which we first stumbled across in our Flickr photo pool) just might be the excuse we need to schlep out to the 909.

They were created by sculptor David Rogers, and they made their debut in Dallas in 1994. So sure, the sculptures aren't new, but we're into oversized sculptures these days and Netflix recently brought our attention to Microcosmos so the timing feels perfect. The bugs will be on view until July 15.

There's plenty to see besides ginormous bugs: the botanic garden covers 86 acres and is dedicated exclusively to California native plants. It's open from 8 am until 5 pm, admission is $8 and you can find out more information at the garden's website.